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NID Card

SIM buyers to face stricter verification

In a bid to check extortion by issuing threats over the phone, the government will verify the national identity cards of new mobile phone subscribers before activating their SIM cards. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu told this to journalists yesterday after a meeting of the cabinet committee on law and order at the home ministry. Once the NID is verified by the authorities concerned, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission will give clearance to cell phone operators for activating the SIM (subscriber identification...

Need for Smart identity cards

Need for Smart identity cards

THE National Identity Registration Wing (NIDW) of the Election Commission is issuing paper laminated NID cards to the citizens who are 18 years of age or above. The existing cards lack security features and can easily be forged. This was highlighted by the recent haul of more than 51,000 fake NID cards and...


Fake national ID cards

WE are flabbergasted, outraged and concerned over the seizure of 53,100 forged national ID cards. Even this may be just a tip of the iceberg. It raises a chilling prospect that many more like these may have been already manufactured, retailed and in circulation! The ease with which the national ID cards can be forged with any 'basic office equipment', as admitted by Director of Operations of the National Identification Card Project is a jolting eye-opener. This is indicative of...

JS body to probe NID forgery

JS body to probe NID forgery

A parliamentary body today formed a two-member sub-committee to enquire allegations surrounding the making of forged National Identity cards at different times by some quarters. The parliamentary standing committee on public administration came up with the decision following seizing of huge amount of forged national identity cards on Friday. Headed by ruling Awami League MP...

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